The International court of arbitration for sport (Cas) has blocked twelve Russian athletes for doping for a period of two to four years. Among them, the high jump Olympic champion 2012 Ivan Uchow, was suspended for four years. The two-times world champion in the hammer throwers, Tatjana her formal, even for eight years.

the success of Uchows between July 2012 and the end of December 2015, will be cancelled in the event of a final conviction. The Olympic victory in London would belong to. Also Lisenkos world champion title in Moscow in 2013 would be in the case of a conviction, however, well known.

The twelve athletes had participated “in the doping program with anabolic steroids and/or of these methods have benefits,” writes the Cas in a statement. This should be the period between the Olympic Games in London 2012 and the world Championships in Moscow in 2013.

statement of objection within 21 days of the appeal

The investigations which have led to the suspensions, headed by Professor Richard McLaren on behalf of the world Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Since January 2015, the Russian athletics Federation (RUSAF) is excluded because of the scandal of the world Association IAAF. Therefore, the Cas for the sanctioning of Russian athletes is responsible. Against the first-instance decision can be appealed within 21 days of the objection, writes the Cas in its message.

“at The Moment, it is only a decision in the first instance,” said Dmitri Schljachtin, President of the Russian athletics Federation of RUSAF, the Tass news Agency: “We have to await the grounds of judgment before we decide what the next steps are.”

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